March 20, 2012 > James Logan Volleyball report
James Logan Volleyball report
Submitted By Coach Steve Burmaster
James Logan defeats Tennyson, 3-0 (Overall 6-2)
Match scores: 25-3, 25-11, 25-10
James Logan defeated by Amador Valley 24-26, 13-25, 19-25
The 1st game was tied at 24-24 after some amazing digs and transition plays by the Colts, only to see a potential win float away on a ball handling call for the 25th point and an untouched served ball that landed on the endline to seal a game 1 win for AVHS.
Things fell apart at the mid-point of both the 2nd and 3rd game, however, Logan rallied back to 19-24 in the 3rd game before a ball fell in the middle of the court to end the game and match.
The Colts played with a lot of intensity, but made a lot of mental errors and showed lapses of concentration at critical points in each game. Despite being without starting Middle Blocker, Ryan Nicanor (due to illness) and four other players, the guys played hard and made some stellar plays in all three games. With a renewed effort to stay focused for each and every play and the Colt's resolve to give their best effort, this temporary setback will fuel the fire to play to their peak potential for the rest of the season!
Sir Francis Drake Tournament
Saturday, March 17
DEFEATED Tamalpais High School 25-5, 25-4
DEFEATED Dougherty Valley High School 25-22, 25-14
LOST to Homestead High School, 16-25, 19-25
GOLD BRACKET (earned the #2 seed based on our overall point ratio)
Bye in the Quarter Finals
Semifinals DEFEATED Sir Francis Drake High School 25-13, 25-22 (after Drake had beat Campolindo in the Quarter Finals 2-1)
Finals LOST to Homestead High School 16-25, 13-25 (after Homestead had beaten Mission San Jose 2-0 in the other Semi Final of Gold).
It was a great day of volleyball for the "Colts" - our passing and defense were superb all day long, but we saved our best match of the day for the Gold Semi Finals and defeated the home team on their own court. Despite a huge advantage in height for Sir Francis Drake... our guys proved that great passing and defense can turn the tide. Time after time, we made spectacular digs and saves that extended the rallies. Our patience and discipline gave us the edge time and time again! It was just an AWESOME team effort!
After the win in the Semi Finals we had a re-match with Homestead High School and really never really got things rolling in that match. They had a lot of fire power... hitting and blocking well against us to earn the tournament title. After the finals match our the whole team and coaching staff received Olympic style second place medals that everyone wore as we took a team photo after the finals were completed.
It was wonderful to see our guys play so well in the Semi Finals against a very good Drake team. Despite losing in the Finals to an outstanding Homestead team, our guys represented JLHS very, very well. After the match, the Tournament Champions made sure to tell all of our guys how well they played all day.
The "Colts" earned the respect of everyone involved in the tournament throughout the day by their tenacious defense, great hustle, good passing and smart decisions during the tournament.